January 17, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Day In Kalk Bay

A Day In Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay is a beautiful little fishing town just outside of Cape Town, complete with white sand beaches, icy plunge pools and a couple of great fish and chip shops.  This past weekend we took the train from Woodstock and spent a few hours on Dangers beach. It was very photogenic.  The train only costs […]

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January 4, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

The Beautiful Cape Winelands In Pictures

The Beautiful Cape Winelands In Pictures

Hello 2017! I’ve been enjoying the last couple of weeks soaking up a beautiful stay-cation (for me) holiday with my family in the Cape Winelands. I actually absolutely love the opportunity to show people around and experience my own home city like a tourist. We wasted no time and made sure to do, see and […]

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December 23, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

100 Years of Sedgwick’s

100 Years of Sedgwick’s

If you’re South African, I’m sure you have at least one memory that involves Sedgwick’s Old Brown. For me, they all involve good times; braaiing, late nights around a fire, camping in a beautiful space. As a food obsessed human, I mostly plan my experiences around eating and drinking. So for example, my camping trips […]

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December 21, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Catamaran Saturday in Cape Town

Catamaran Saturday in Cape Town

The holiday season is officially in full swing in Cape Town. Foreign accents everywhere, beaches packed with beautifully bronzed bodies, Instagram feeds flooded with pool shots and sunsets. I’m spending the holidays with my family and I can’t wait to spend some time relaxing.  Cape Town really is a spectacular place to spend the summer […]

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December 8, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Rooftop Dinner with Durbanville Hills 

Rooftop Dinner with Durbanville Hills 

The weather in Cape Town has been been absolutely peachy for the past couple of weeks and the city has started to feel really festive. My calendar is packed with Friendsmas parties and end of year get togethers and I’m really enjoying all the excuses to dress up and pop some bottles. This City Sparkles […]

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December 6, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Looking back on 2016

Looking back on 2016

I wrote a post like this at the end of last year, and it was such a great way to reflect and take stock. This time of year is always so packed, so it’s easy to get caught up and rush to the end of the year and then rush into the new year and […]

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December 6, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Local Loves for Festive Season

Local Loves for Festive Season

There are so many things to love about this time of year. The weather, the hundreds of get-togethers with friends, the popping of bubbly bottles, the excuse to shop until your credit card bursts into flames. I’m really feeling the festive spirit this year, and I think it’s due to the fact that we put […]

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December 1, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

The Most Beautiful Wedding Video

The Most Beautiful Wedding Video

In September this year, my little sister got married in Bali. It was so so beautiful and special and I honestly cried from start to finish. I’ve watched her wedding video about 5 times and sobbed every time. Key moments that push me over the edge: When her voice cracks as she says “Nicholas” in […]

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November 28, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Fifteen Reasons to Visit Limpopo Next

Fifteen Reasons to Visit Limpopo Next

I’ll be the first to admit that living in Cape Town can sometimes make you forget that you’re in Africa at all. There’s a very European feel and energy to this city, and you’re likely to hear a European language or American accent at least once a day. So I often find myself daydreaming about an “African” adventure. […]

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November 23, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

2016 Festive Gift Guide: TFG Online

2016 Festive Gift Guide: TFG Online

Christmas. Only a month away! The most wonderful tiiiiime, of the yeeeaaar! A time for good cheer and good food, list making and shopping for the people you love. A time for elaborate gift wrapping and tree decorating. A time I honestly find such so much pleasure in. I really love buying gifts for the special people […]

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